i tried fran today. i scaled it back a bit, using 85lb thrusters instead of 95lb. i've never done a thruster before, so i was unsure of what weight to use. i tried it with just a bar, then with 65lbs, then 85lbs. 85 felt real heavy, so i was afraid to try 95.
13 minutes even. it was a lot faster than i expected, but i think i can do it as rx'd next time in under 15. crossfit workouts are no joke. i got some stares in my gym. no doubt people doing kickbacks think i'm nuts. more details in my journal.
if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough
Sounds good my friend. I've never done Fran before, but I imagine it (along with every other CF WoD) is a lot tougher than it sounds.
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Originally Posted by fatrb38
Fran whooped my ass when I tried her. Something like 12 minutes and a few seconds.
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Nice work especially for your first time.
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Good stuff, benny! I still get nervous every time I see Fran come up in the WOD ...
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